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London Weekend

Join the Walsh School of Foreign Service for a weekend of centennial celebrations in London. Contact sfsevents@georgetown.edu with questions.

Events

Brexit in Historical Perspective: A Lecture by Robert Saunders

Friday, January 24, 2020 | 6:00-8:00 PM

Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

With a lecture by Robert Saunders, Reader in British History at Queen Mary University of London. His books include Yes to Europe: The 1975 Referendum and Seventies Britain (2018), which won the American Historical Association’s Morris D. Forkorsch Prize in 2019, Democracy and the Vote in British Politics (2011) and Making Thatcher’s Britain (2012). A reception will follow.

Hosted by the BMW Center for German and European Studies

Robert Saunders headshot

A Conversation with U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin

Saturday, January 25, 2020 | 12:00 PM

Chatham House, 10 St. James’s Square, London, SW1Y 4LE

With remarks by Dr. Robin Niblett, CMG, Director of Chatham House, and Dr. Joel Hellman, Dean of the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. A reception will follow.

Hosted by the Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service and Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

This event is part of the Lloyd George Centennial Lectures on the Future of the Global Order and is also the first event to take place during 2020, Chatham House’s centenary year. This event has been made possible by a generous donation from the Lloyd George Family and the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin

Sunday Mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception

Sunday, January 26, 2020 | 11:00 AM

Farm Street, 114 Mount St., London W1K 3AH

Mass sung in Latin, with coffee hour to follow.

Church of the Immaculate Conception

Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 7:30 PM

People’s Palace, Queen Mary University, London

To commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz, the Walsh School of Foreign Service, in partnership with Human Rights Watch and Queen Mary University of London, is bringing a performance of Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski to London.

Starring Oscar-nominated actor David Strathairn, Georgetown University’s Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics presents the acclaimed solo performance about the life of Polish resistance fighter, Holocaust witness, and beloved SFS professor, Jan Karski.

At the end of the performance, there will be a panel including actor David Strathairn, Director and co-author Prof. Derek Goldman, Queen Mary University Professor Penny Green, and Baroness Arminka Helic. The conversation will be moderated by Razia Iqbal, special correspondent for the BBC.

A reception will follow the performance and panel discussion.

This event is also made possible with support from the Jan Karski Educational Foundation.

David Strathairn: Remember This